No Mac-n-Cheese

b101 cauli no mac-n-cheese

Our hearty No Mac-n-Cheese is a delicious, cheesy recipe is reminiscent of your favorite mac-n-cheese, without the carb-laden pasta.
While this hearty dish is already low carb, if you follow a keto lifestyle, check out our keto no mac-n-cheese version instead.

How to Make No Mac-n-Cheese

Cut the cauliflower into florets and steam them until they are slightly tender. I use a silicone steamer pan and cook the vegetables for about 4 minutes.

b101 steam cauliflower

While the cauliflower is steaming, grate the cheddar cheese. I don’t recommend using preshredded cheese because it contains cellulose starch to protect from clumping. This anti-clumping agent makes it difficult to achieve a smooth cheese sauce.

b101 cauliflower no mac-n-cheese recipe

Next, melt the butter in a medium saucepan, whisk in the flour and garlic and cook for 1 full minute, stirring constantly.

Add the milk, stirring constantly over medium heat until mixture thickens, remove from heat and stir in cheese, cayenne pepper, and egg yolks, whisking constantly until very smooth.  Season lightly with salt and pepper.

Generously spritz a 9×13 pan with cooking spray, add steamed cauliflower florets, pour cheese sauce over the cauliflower, making sure to coat all pieces well.

b101 faux mac n cheese

Top the no mac-n-cheese with Panko breadcrumbs. If you’d like the breadcrumbs to brown as well mist them lightly with olive oil.

Bake the casserole at 350°F for 30 minutes. This can be served as a main dish or a side dish, however you’d like. Also, for a gluten-free option use 1 1/2 Tablespoons of arrowroot powder or tapioca flour in place of the flour.

b101 cheesy cauliflower casserole

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